XpoNorth’s Writers’ Tweet Pitch is Back!

XpoNorth’s Writers’ Tweet Pitch is Back!

Fri 15 Dec 2017 / News


 XpoNorth and the Association of Scottish Literary Agents presents…

Scottish Writers’ Tweet Pitch 2018! - 9am-9pm 12th January  2018


After the astonishing success of the last two year’s, XpoNorth’s Writers’ Tweet Pitch is back!

On Friday 12th January 2017 (9am-9pm) writers from across Scotland can tweet pitch their work to a panel of Scotland’s finest literary agents and publishers. 

We’re opening our twitter channels to pitches of unpublished fiction and nonfiction from writers living and working in Scotland. 

Our panel of eager literary agents and publishers will read your tweet pitches as they come in, and if they like what they read they’ll make contact with the pitching writer directly  - to find out more with a view to potential representation or publishing.

In January 2017, XpoNorth’s pitch received more than 2500 tweets pitching hundreds of unpublished books, and we know that as a consequence many writers started the New Year with the keen attention of an agent and publisher!

Tweets are now a maximum length of 280 characters, and this year pitching writers use just one hashtag:  #xponorth

Writers - to pitch your work - compose a pitch that really sells your books and include the hashtag #xponorth in your tweet.

XpoNorth’s Writing and Publishing Sector Manager, Peter Urpeth said:

There is no better way for a writer to start the new year than to pitch their work to a panel of agents and publishers. This is a great way for writers to start the new year as they mean to go on and to make 2018 the year in which their work is really available to the book market.​

“Constructing a pitch in 280 characters is a hard task, but if you know your work inside out and really understand its core purpose and storylines, then the tweet pitch is for you. It’s fun, it’s free, it’s fast and it works!